The 2021 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigators are diving deep into tough questions that span the landscape of biology and medicine. And the new cohort of 33 scientists that HHMI announced today represents outstanding science from across the United States. The scientists come from 21 US institutions and will join a community of Investigators who are tackling some of the most challenging problems in biomedical research.
Kristy Red-Horse has been appointed as an HHMI Investigator. Her lab studies how coronary vessels of the heart develop during embryogenesis and how they regenerate following cardiac injury. The long-term goal is to discover novel developmental mechanisms while contributing knowledge towards the advancement of clinical treatments for cardiovascular disease.